ARC 2472 - Introduction to the Technology of Architecture
4 Credit Hours (Summer)
This course is the beginning of the technology sequence in the areas of structures, environment technology, and materials and methods of construction. It introduces themes such as the response of buildings to the natural environment, the strength, stiffness, and durability in building materials, and the quantitative method of analysis and design of building assemblies and support systems. It explores the relationship between building technology and the social, aesthetic, environmental and economic aspects of the settings in which buildings are located, and how these factors relate to the process of architectural design. This course is designed as part of an articulation agreement with Florida A&M University; students interested in transferring to another upper division school should consult with an advisor.